BIM 360 is a cloud-based construction project management solution for businesses of all sizes. It offers collaboration and communication tools, task management and file sharing.
Users can interact with models and drawings from a web browser, add feedback to images and documents, as well as create markups and redlines. Clients and employees can view, comment and markup designs uploaded to BIM 360 Team.
BIM 360 supports multiple file formats AutoCAD (DWG, CAD), DXF, Revit (RVT), IFC and Navisworks (NWD, NWF). The platform allows user roles and permissions to be managed and controlled by project administrators. A mobile app for iOS and Android devices is available.
Pricing is subscription-based. Support is available via email, over the phone and through a knowledge base.
Ricardo S. Branche: Tiefbau Mitarbeiteranzahl: 2-10 Mitarbeiter
BIM 360 is a much needed centralized information platform where you can share all the information regarding a Civil Engineering and Architecture project with all the team, or teams, that are participating in such project. I find this tool entirely useful for my projects, because I can share all the information about a project with my team, involving different disciplines such as Structural Engineering, Architecture, Plumbing Engineering, Interior Designers, and, most importantly, the Client Team.
The main difference about BIM 360 and other cloud services is that it allow us to review Autodesk files. Personally, in the projects I've participated, I've used it for reviewing, markups, and comment files from AutoCAD, Revit, and 3DS max. This is very useful because you don't have to install an app for using this service, all you have to do is access to the BIM 360 page from any smartphone, tablet, or pc, and you can view the model from that page.
1) Access to the Autodesk files for Reviewing.
2) Saving all the information regarding a Civil Engineering Project.
3) Access to the Autodesk files from any smartphone, tablet, or pc.
4) Interaction with the models without the need of an app, just by accessing from any browser.
5) Markups and comment sharing.
The only con that I can think about is that you cannot edit files in this software. But, since its purpose is just to share information, I don't think that is necessarily a con.
Leonardo R. Branche: Architektur & Planung Mitarbeiteranzahl: 2-10 Mitarbeiter
For a designer or a builder is like a never getting old toy.
When I had to tenderized before BIM, it was a whole journey, design on Cad, transfer and convert to sketchup, rhino and Revit, with BIM just attach your planes, and you're good to go and take to virtual reality, what you are imagine as it is.
It will keep improving, don't change the platform with each software update.
Marc S. Branche: Bau Mitarbeiteranzahl: 2-10 Mitarbeiter
BIM 360 has been a helpful tool for its application with daily issues logs. It is easy to use and it provides different ways of filtering the data which is helpful. I would recommend it to other construction professionals.
I use BIM 360 as a team member on a construction project. As a Commissioning agent we add site observations to the project issues log. The project team then responds to their assigned issues. BIM 360 has been easy to use for this application and to specifically assign the type of issue, the responsibility and resolution of each issue. It has been helpful for filtering the issues log down to the person who created the issue, the type of issue or the responsible party. The issues log can be uploaded as an Excel spreadsheet to print out or manipulate data. Overall, it was easy to use as a daily tool.
I did not find any major problems with this software. Once I was able to upload the Excel version of the log it was easy to manipulate the data for printing out a hard copy.
Jeff B. Branche: Bau Mitarbeiteranzahl: 1.001-5.000 Mitarbeiter
Looking for better controls within the clash tools, better alignment with how Navisworks Manage handles clash tests. Tolerances, are not as good, as well the general navigation of clash results is slower than Navisworks.
I do like the product, in general try and implement on all my larger projects - it is a great tool for a VDC manager! However construction teams are using Navisworks instead of the Glue tools for clash detection coordination. It would be more collaborative if the clash tests were hosted\tracked on the 360 Glue site - at this time its much too time consuming to track and manege the clashing on Glue site. The cloud hosted models however do make it better even in Navisworks to ensure your using the latest modeling.
Another feature that I would really like to see is a managed folder structure (As administrator) I would like to have the capacity to create folders that only certain users could access (Like a client area only) this would allow me to publish modeling (Clash free) to my clients folder - they could then review the finished product.
Saves time in downloading and uploading - creates better collaboration by having a format all team members can review - without specialized software.
For construction trades to fully embrace the clash tools need to be more powerful, and "Navisworks Like".
More control for owner, or client access of finished product - it generally does not translate well in review of an ongoing clash coordination model (problems may be evident and misunderstood by some clients).
Design teams are not yet familiar with the modeling coordination process, like contractors and trade modeling teams - there seems to be a lack of interest in learning model review as opposed to reviewing construction\contract documents - it is treated like an additional task - instead of a collaborative and powerful tool to obtain a more coordinated design. Design teams should be trained on this aspect fully.
Abdel J. Branche: Architektur & Planung Mitarbeiteranzahl: 2-10 Mitarbeiter
As a company that provides engineering services to construction contractor, we were able to run our clients' projects, monitor them closely, and provide top notch engineering services from one place.
+ Combines all design aspects.
+ Great for managing the engineering tasks from one place.
+ Provides a dashboard platform to run and supervise construction.
+ Requires a while to get used to (approximately 200 working hours).
+ Must have knowledge with other software (AutoCAD, Civil 3d, Steel).